Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Menswear Look Inspired by Oxygen's "The Face" + DIY Project

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Hi Darlings!

So, when I got an email asking if I was interested in working on a "Get The Look" post inspired by The Face, an Oxygen original, I was excited and immediately inspired by the looks featured in episode 206 which will be airing Wednesday 8/7c only on Oxygen! I have always been a huge fan of menswear inspired looks and seeing as I love a style challenge I knew I could pull this off with a little Mimi G flair.

If you are not familiar with the show let me school you. The Face gives us, the viewer, access inside the world of the fashion industry as the coaches, led by supermodel Naomi Campbellguide the aspiring models through real life assignments, including photo shoots and commercials.

Now let me share why I love this show and clue you guys in on my closely guarded secret. I have no experience in the world of modeling but as a fashion blogger one of the key elements to my brand is the quality of the pictures I share and how well I am able to showcase what I'm wearing. As any good model knows, the purpose of that walk down the glamorous runway is to show off those designer duds and make them shine. Well, the same goes for fashion bloggers. If you saw pictures of me when I first started blogging, you would immediately see the difference. It wasn't until I began to teach myself how to pose, walk, stand for the camera and work the angles to show off my clothes that I really blossomed.

It was because of The Face, magazines and supermodels like Naomi, that I was able to learn and soak in everything I saw. The show not only gives us a peek into the world of modeling, but it is a learning tool. A tool that should be taken full advantage of if you are in the business of fashion blogging, aspire to be a model, or just want to look better in your everyday selfies.

These are the two looks I gleaned inspiration from. I couldn't wait to pull out my crisp white shirt and my husbands black tie so I could start piecing my looks together. Then I realized that my husband's black tie was, what I call, "a fat tie", and I needed a skinny, modern and fresh looking tie so I could look as chic as the women in the inspiration pics. 

So, in full Mimi G style, I grabbed my scissors and turned that fat tie into a cool skinny tie. Then I made a little step by step video tutorial on how you can refashion your old man's tie. (DIY video below
Menswear inspired pants HERE  / Steve Madden Heels HERE / White Button Up HERE







Now, because I had so much fun doing this, I thought I would give you a second, more casual menswear look. By simply switching out my shoes and loosening my tie, I was able to transform my sexy menswear look into an everyday casual look. 





69 comments:

  1. Wow Mimi G! You did that! I love all of it from the styling to the poses you rocked it! Thank you for sharing your little secret with us and this wonderful post! You keep us inspired :-D

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    1. I love your work! Thank you for being such a inspiration for me!

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  2. The inspired look is totally on point. .. you rocked it for sure.

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  3. LOVE this, Mimi! I have to wear a shirt and tie everyday and I totally get what you say regarding the skinny tie. When I put my tie on I will remind myself how glam you look ;) Your makeup looks amazing too, love that lip colour on you! Take care, Sheenagh

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  4. Ok, now this is HOT! I might be developing a lil girl crush lol

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    1. BWHAHAHAHAHA bestie you are crazy.

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  5. OMG! This is wonderful (as always)! I've always been into fashion but have had trouble finding my niche... well thanks to you, I've found it! U R truly R the ish girl! #SupporterOfMimiGStyle

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  6. I think this may be my favorite out of all your posts! You are killing it!

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  7. You are rocking that menswear look - 'ultra cool'. Well I will say you are an uber inspiration, although the look depicts strength your swag emits the right amount of feminity which is tres chic. You have hit it out the ball park, you have scored a touchdown or a sport we in the Caribbean will more relate to - you knocked it down the boundary to claim a perfect 6. Magnefico.

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  8. Very pretty Mimi!! I love it and I also adore menswear with a little flair.. My husband is currently hiding his ties from me. :(.
    and he thinks my photographs sucks, so Im learning how to take better photos...lol

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    1. Tell him to help you improve them shoot, LOL Thank you!

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  9. Girl you Rock! You're such an inspiration. Love the look!

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  10. I love this!!! I am so glad that I found this blog. I think your advice and information will take me from drab to fab at 30 and from a non-sewer to a sewing machine!!! So excited. Thank you for sharing your talents and craft :)

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  11. OMGawd !! YYAAAASSSS !!!!! You make this sooooo effortless and simply divine.THAT is beautiful :) My day just got BETTA !! :)

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  12. You know how to work it all!!!

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  13. Hey Mimi! Nice post today! Yes I can see the difference from when I first started following you and looking at your old posts - you've come along way baby! (smile) and you're getting more fabulous everyday!!

    Keep up the good work!!

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  14. AHHAHHH can you say i need this look asap..LOVE I love mens wear looks on a woman

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  15. I love my Mimi!! You better werrrk girl!!!

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  16. Danielle DiDomenicoApril 8, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Ohhhh I'm NEXT!!! I love this girl~ YES I can too lol & the tuto is great!

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  17. BAD ASS!!! That's all I can say Mimi! ;-)

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  18. I liked how u dressed that outfit down. That's def how I would sport it with the sneakers. Well done, you looked great!!

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    1. Thanks, I love the sneaker look too ;-)

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  19. Menswear...Womenswear.... *insert AnJu shrug* Hmmm! You are simply IT!!!

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  20. You betta WERK MIMI!!!!! I am so doing this look!!!!

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  21. Mimi ...Girl ... girl this is amazing!!! I love you. Those poses on the stairs... girl. Do it Mimi !!!!

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  22. GURHL. .... YOU don't play fair at all. Did you just really do that. Drops mic and walks away.

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  23. I have no words for the amount of awesomenes in this post! :D

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  24. Bow down !!!! Literally screaming "she killed it " Mimi you are the ish girl u amaze me every time love love this Hun

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  25. Wow!!! Mimi... You never cease to AMAZE and INSPIRE. I've got nothing but love for you <3 How does it feel to stand under showers of blessings? :)

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  26. You are killing it... Always on point... You inspire me..Omg mimi your the best... Wow... Im with Adrienne your my WCW..lol...

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  27. I looove your freckles! You kilt it, love!

    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  28. Omg...chica, I gotta give you props...bold yet sophisticated...manly yet classy. You are the she-man!

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  29. You did that!!! Looking good Mimi. I especially love it with the chucks.

    Mo

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  30. Ok I might have to break out my tie..... Looking good !!!!!! is there anything you can't wear?!!

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  31. Love the look. I always have fun blurring the lines especially with my boy cut. Love the shoot. Do you take your own photos with a timer or do you have assistance?

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  32. Great video! I always look forward to your posts.

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  33. You totally freaked both of these looks. I have the perfect pants to try this look. I can't wait to pull it all together.

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  34. wow!!! super sexy

    www.wanjiruwangethe.blogspot.com

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  35. Did you say that you aren't much of a model? lol you're a great model! Love the look! Your body language just completed the outfit. I like both looks. By the way, you should have a page on your website where your readers can submit looks that they achieve from your tutorials. I just posted some looks on my blog of a skirt I made from the Regal Maxi tutorial. I've also done the mermaid maxi but with 2 slits down the front. I like to switch the tutorials up a little bit lol. Please keep posting tutorials, you make a beginner's sewing experience not so frustrating. Thanks!

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  36. i really want to re-create this look! it's absolutely amazing!

    xoxo
    loveisalittlenumber.blogspot.com

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  37. I love the looks and the versatility. Oh and you make me want to cut my hair back off. Growing out phase sucks
    http://www.byandreafenise.com

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  38. I love your outfit!!! Your blog has definitely given me the push I need to try making my own clothing this summer!!

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  39. The dress doesn't look cheap at all, which is surprising given the price! After receiving compliments practically from everyone, I got some pictures in this dress.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.